Clinton's superdelegates are ultimate firewall to block Sanders

Many have said if Clinton wins New York State, it will pave the way for her to achieve the Democratic nomination.

Either Democrat would easily best any of the Republican candidates in a hypothetical general election matchup in the heavily blue state, the poll found. These party nominating processes - on both sides - are not public elections, but private organizational affairs. Sanders had a 44/36 favorable/unfavorable ratings, while Clinton had a 16-point negative rating (37/53 favorable/unfavorable).

Far more Democrats (22 percent) are still undecided about which candidate to support compared to Republicans (6 percent), according to the poll. "The exposure that he's getting, there's a bit of a snowball effect with his campaign", said Les Blackmore, 60, of Washington, D.C., who is leaning toward Sanders.

CONCORD, N.H. - John Kasich criticized his opponents' visions for America in a lengthy speech Tuesday in NY, where he is campaigning a week before the state's crucial primary. Superdelegates are "unpledged" Democratic Party officials and leaders who may support any candidate they choose.

With the exception of 2008 when the state moved up its Presidential primary election to February for Super Tuesday, the last time the state had a competitive Democratic Presidential primary as late as June, was in 1992. That will also be the case in California, but if Sanders wants to run up the delegate score against Clinton, he'll need to woo over more Party loyalists that are the lifeblood of the Democratic Party.

One delegate is just a drop in the bucket since 2,383 are needed to win the democratic nomination. But Sanders has campaigned hard in the Empire State, focusing increasingly on white, working class voters in Upstate New York.

Among all the remaining candidates, only Sanders generates considerably more positive than negative views from Americans, with 48 percent saying they have a favorable opinion of him and 39 percent unfavorable. She is the more substantive and presidential if less inspiring candidate.

"These findings are simply a reflection of the current state of the race", Tim Vercellotti, director of the Polling Institute and a professor of political science at WNEU, said in a statement. "There's 40 sitting USA senators who have endorsed Hillary".

"Your presence here tonight tells me how much energy and enthusiasm we have and it tells me if we have a large voter turnout a week from tomorrow [April 19] we are gonna win New York State", Sanders said.

The numbers are similar for Sanders, who was born and raised in Brooklyn before representing Vermont in Congress: 28 percent definitely view him as a New Yorker, 30 percent said "somewhat" and 33 percent said they don't view him as a New Yorker.

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